JP says he's been quiet for a bit. Good for us because when he's back, it's with a bang!
Go read this, for me nicely summed up with:
"Using Agile, you feel insecure (-ish, especially if you’ve not tried it before) at the start of a project, and satisfied at the end. Using Waterfall you feel good at the start and crap at the end. If there is an end."
Actually, kind of puzzling that waterfall method for software implementation / development still exist - software is after all a model of something:
A 1:32 scale model of "QE II" or a "Ferarri Dino" and I would have no problem with waterfall.
But software models something truly iffy - human behaviour included. Modelling it would be more like art - a representation of reality enhancing the important issues and downplaying the not-so-important details dynamically changing as it moves forward towards completion.
I would not think an artist would ever contemplate waterfall... Jasper Johns do sum up his reality nicely.